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Old 11-07-2005, 08:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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greetings tech gods......i bow to your wisdom

i have used these forums twice before and was impressed both times with the results

so now i come to you for advice on a new system!

i have spent two days reading these forums and researching other articles to get the best deal for my money

unfortunately i dont have scads of money laying around(kids wife all costs money)and i noticed most of these others seem tyo have 1200+ us for thier new comp ....i dont!

instead id like to spend 600 to 800 max on a gaming tower

i have never built a comp b4 and have been looking at places like

ibuypower and cyberpower inc to put one together(does it really cost that much more to get it from these sites rather than building your own?)

and is onboard sound ok or just garbage?

help a poor working man to feed his honest need for gaming with suggestions on capable parts or comps in my range

id really like to be able to just go online and order it unless i will save a good amount of money by building it

thank you for your time...........soulafien
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You will save money building it, enabling you to get faster parts. It's so nice to be single and not have to support other people Hold on, I'll try and find some parts for you.
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Old 11-07-2005, 08:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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MSI K8N NEO4-F
AMD ATHLON 64 3200+
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Seagate barracuda 80GB sat150 hd d
Aspire X-infinity
Antec smartpower some what power supply
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Agreed with 003. Its easy to piece together a computer, as long as you do a little homework first. I'll follow suit and put together some parts for a build. You mentioned just for the tower, so here we go.

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GIGABYTE GA-K8NF-9 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $79.00

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail $233.00

MSI NX6800-TD128E Geforce 6800 128MB 256-bit DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail $194.00

Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA NCQ ST3120827AS 120GB 7200 RPM 8M Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM $83.00

LG Black IDE DVD Burner Model GSA-4167B BK - OEM $44.99

Kingston ValueRAM 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail $77.93

$100 for case and PSU.


Total: $812

If you want, you can lower the price by about $30 if you downgrade your CPU to a 3500. But, I included the 3700, as I would say that the 3700 is more than worth $30 over then 3500.
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Here is your new system, enjoy:

eVGA 6800GS - $209:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130258

Athlon 64 3200+ Venice - $152:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535

DFI nF4-DAGF - $89:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136160

Seagate Barracuda 120GB HDD - $83:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148039

OCZ Value Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) RAM - $75.99 (after rebate):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227039

Lian Li PC-7 B Plus - $89:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112212

Antec TPII 550W PSU - $89:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931

Grand total - $786.99

@ Elbatrop1,
Thats a nice system, however you give him CPU power rather than graphics power, I suggested the 6800GS video card which has 256mb of gddr3 memory, and 425/1000 clocks with 12 pipes, and he can unlock the extra 4 pipes if he is lucky -- this card was just released, and is a very good bang for the buck, it is as fast as the 6800gt in most tests, and slightly beats it by a few fps in others. He can easily overclock the 3200+ to 2.2 or 2.4GHz on stock cooling.
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Hmmm 003's build includes that new GS vid card. I havent seen any benchmarks for it. Perhaps it is a better deal than the Vanilla 6800, as I suggested.
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^^i disgust that mobo, why are you offering DFI when he is not going to OC thats not even a good DFI lanparty man you should no better give him MIS or gigabyte
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Hmmm 003's build includes that new GS vid card. I havent seen any benchmarks for it. Perhaps it is a better deal than the Vanilla 6800, as I suggested.
here is a review of it:
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1882735,00.asp

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why are you offering DFI when he is not going to OC
That's what I said when I first got the PC in my specs, look at me now. It was my first OC too.
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CPU-:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535
Mobo:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130484
or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152
GPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130220
Memory:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440
HDD:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106
PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103924

$668-673 depending on the mobo. Spend the rest on a $50 case, a cd drive, taxes, shipping, exc. You could go lower on a psu, but then you may have problems down the road.
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